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Docherty confident UK and Nato are ‘getting right’ Ukraine defence 

Chair of the defence select committee Tobias Ellwood asked for a statement on the UK and Nato’s support of Ukraine.  Minister Leo Docherty laid out the “political and practical support” and described the UK’s commitment to the alliance and European security as “unconditional”. When asked by shadow secretary John Healey about the size of the…

Ukraine update: Truss announces further Russian sanctions

In a statement to the House of Commons, foreign secretary Liz Truss updated the House of Commons on the war in Ukraine. Truss announced further sanctions including on the head of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russia’s children’s rights commissioner.  The secretary of state underlined the UK’s continued commitment to Ukraine, telling the House that…

Ben Wallace says Putin is ‘mirroring fascism’

Defence secretary Ben Wallace has suggested that UK defence spending ought to go up and has accused Russia of mirroring the horrors of the Second World War. “As a threat changes, so should our funding”, he explained following his address to the National Army Museum earlier today. Wallace claimed the Ministry of Defence budget for…

Chinese drone giant DJI halts business in Russia as Ukraine war intensifies

The world’s largest drone manufacturer DJI has temporarily halting operations in Russia and Ukraine in a move that shows China has begun to penalise Russia over its invasion into Ukraine.… The post Chinese drone giant DJI halts business in Russia as Ukraine war intensifies appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Britons consistently back support for Ukraine, ahead of many other nations

A new global study from Ipsos has found that Britain ranks among the highest of the 27 countries polled when it comes to supporting Ukraine through a range of measures.  However, as… The post Britons consistently back support for Ukraine, ahead of many other nations appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

FTSE 100 higher despite grim news from Ukraine

Despite all the gloom, the FTSE 100 found reasons to be cheerful first thing on Monday, though the identity of the biggest riser – defence firm BAE Systems – provided… The post FTSE 100 higher despite grim news from Ukraine appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Concern about Ukraine remains high among Britons

New research from Ipsos shows widespread approval among Britons of the way President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine is handling the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Eight in 10 (78%) Britons say… The post Concern about Ukraine remains high among Britons appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Truss says West ‘let its guard down’ after Cold War

The foreign secretary has claimed that western powers failed to fence in Putin as they “let down” their guard in the wake of the Cold War. Truss told the Sun newspaper that Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea was not responded to adequately as the West  “let down our guard” following the demise of the…

Health secretary confirms refugee hosts will undergo criminal record checks

UK residents who offer to host people fleeing Ukraine will undergo criminal record checks, the health secretary. Sajid Javid said the UK needed to “get the right balance” between aiding refugees from the Russian invasion and efficiency. The Bromsgrove MP said the government did not plan to enforce a cap on numbers. “With the hosts…

Ukrainian ambassador criticises UK refugee process

Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko, has criticised the UK’s process for visa applications, claiming his own wife struggled to get a visa. Prystaiko said that despite being ambassador, the “bureaucratic hassles” of going through the UK visa application process meant even his wife couldn’t initially get a visa. The Ukrainian ambassador made the…

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